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The space shuttle Discovery landed during the early hours of June 6, 1999.
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Discovery Landed, Columbia Launch in Question
News story originally written on June 7, 1999

The space shuttle Discovery completed its mission with an early morning landing on June 6, 1999. The crew attached cranes onto the International Space Station and also brought up supplies.

The shuttle Columbia is supposed to launch in July, but it may have to wait until next year! A telescope like the Hubble Space Telescope is the cargo. Scientists are worried a motor on the telescope will not work.

If Columbia doesn't begin the mission in time, it will have to get repairs. This would make the fall of 2000 the earliest time for a mission.

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